One month from from today I will be leaving for Ireland. My brother is there for the summer so I'm going to visit him for a week. I couldn't be more excited, my family is from Ireland so I feel a special connection to the land itself.

DEC '15 Style Guide: J.Crew women’s Regent topcoat in Black Watch flannel, Collection Italian cashmere ribbed turtleneck in stripe, Point Sur Stevie X-rocker jean in Mill Creek wash and Collins patent loafers.:

I've been trying to plan our trip, and after much research it seems like a road trip is the best way to go. I think I want to do a route from Galway, to Dingle, to Portmagee, to Killarney, to Dublin. I want to spend one day in each city, with an exception of two days in Galway. 

Oh my, I didn't realize how much work it is to plan a week long road trip. Trying to find places to stay, what to wear, where to eat, and all the things we NEED to see has been a little overwhelming!

Here are some highlights I'm looking forward to:

Aran Islands, Cliffs of Moher, Salthill Promenade (beach, swans, ferris wheel... I'm in)

Blasket Island - can't wait to see the seals, Murphy's Icecream 

Skellig Michael, Kerry Cliffs

National Park, Gap of Dunloe 

Guinness Factory, Trinity College Library, St. Patrick's Cathedral, and shopping, naturally 

I'm eager to pick up fisherman sweaters, a claddagh ring, and Irish made scarfs and throws.

I have such a love/hate relationship with packing. Planning outfits is fun but I also feel stressed out about it because the weather is so unreliable in Ireland. It could be 75 and sunny or 60 and raining. I'm trying to pack lots of different options for jackets and layers: some sweaters, some dresses, and lots of jackets. 

Some essentials I'm definitely bringing along:
sweater (old - similar) / gingham shirt / tshirt
rain boots / shorts / scarf (old - similar)

I absolutely can't wait to get to the Emerald Isle. 

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